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Matlock Meadows

Snitterton Road, Matlock DE4 2JG, England
01629 760596
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making... more » Owner description: Matlock Meadows is a modern purpose built ice cream parlour and coffee shop set within a working dairy farm. The farm has diversified by making italian style hand made ice cream here on the farm using the fresh milk from our dairy herd. The coffee shop serves 15 flavours of ice cream, also sorbet's, ice cream sundaes, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks, giftware and local produce. In the adjacent field and barn we have micro pigs, rabbits, sheep, chickens, cows and calves. We are a real working dairy farm rather than a major visitor attraction therefore we do not charge any entrance fees however we rely on the income generated from the shop sales and would politely like to point out that Car parking, use of facilities/toilets and access to the animals is free of charge for patrons of the coffee shop only. The farm has disabled access and facilites and can accommodate educational group/school visits also childrens birthday parties. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Working farm that had a small play area for young kids (5 and under) Nice coffee shop that sells lovely ice cream at reasonable prices. Few animals to see and some lovely baby calls. Spent around 90 mins here. Personally wouldn't make a special trip, however of in the area it's worth popping in especially if you have younger kids... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We tried to visit in the thick of winter only to find it wasn't open every day, perhaps not everyone likes ice cream in January? Back in august and on a recommendation from my Auntie and 85 year old grandmother and we had a little more success! We arrived in time for a late lunch and we're outfaced by the... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

love this place, love the icecream and my 2 year old loves to look at the animals. It's constantly changing and improving. We really enjoyed the open farm day. The cafe's great and they're in the process of opening a separate area for private hire. I think the outside area needs a bit of a tarting up, maybe more small... More

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We called the other day with our 4 year old grand daughter. She loved the animals and the slide climbing frame. A working farm with a barn with cows and lovely calves, and an area with some rabbits and a hutch, outside fields with sheep, lambs, a pig and some chickens and more cows in the distance. Some ride on... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a lovely day at Matlock Meadows Farm the farm is a working farm which makes its own ice cream to help keep the farm going. The cafe area is dpotless and very well run with a menu of panini and other light snacks but the best thing is the pudding ice cream made on the farm with flavours like... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great for kids, delicious ice cream and very friendly staff. My kids really enjoyed meeting the lambs too.

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lincoln
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have visited Matlock Meadows many times and each time we see something new. We first visited the farm not long after they started selling the ice cream and wow it was superb. ....great choice in flavours and sometimes outrageously exciting flavours. I remember having "Hot crossed bun" flavour and wow it tasted like "hot crossed bun". Always a great... More

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DERBY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Giving Matlock Meadows a rating of "poor" is harsh but "average" is generous. My rating for Matlock Meadows should sit somewhere between the two. Basically, if you're the kind of person who enjoys premium ice cream like Ben & Jerry's or Haagen Dazs this stuff falls a long, long way short of a premium ice cream. It's just about the... More

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

We are really sorry you were not happy with our ice cream - we welcome constructive criticism and would have been happy to refund your money knowing you were not happy with your purchase - it would help us to know which flavour you chose but more more importantly what exactly what it was you didnt like about the ice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Lovely place, the shop is modern and very well appointed. The rotating ice cream display is fun! More importantly the ice cream is excellent! Out side is a small play area with a slide, their are also several toy tractors for various aged children. Adjacent are some animal enclosures, at the time containing young lambs and sheep. Fully grown and... More

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Amanda D, Manager at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. More

Witney, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went specifically to have some of the ice cream created at the farm. Spoilt for choice with the range of flavours. Had three and they were all great.

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Amanda D, Owner at Matlock Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we are really pleased you enjoyed our ice creams. More

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